The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Gombe State Command, on Tuesday, paraded six teenage sex workers rescued from a joint.
The PUNCH reported that those paraded were between 16 and 19 years of age, hustling around Mile Three Meluku area.
Parading the suspects, Commandant Waziri Goni revealed that the teenagers were from neighbouring states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno and Plateau.
According to him, his men rescued the teenagers in the night at Gidan Solo, after useful information by some residents within the area.
Goni said two of the operators of the facility had been arrested and charged to court, adding that the Command had waited in vain for their parents to show up.
Goni said, “It is a pity none of their parents has shown up at least for them.
“These are promising youths wasting away with no certain future.”
The commandant pleaded with parents to ensure strict monitoring of their wards to avoid breeding of future criminals, adding that the likes of the girls harbour criminals.
However, the duo of Aisha Umar from Bauchi and Faizah Mohammed from Gombe States said they were involved in commercial sex work, stressing that it had been rewarding.
According to Mohammed, “I charge between N15,000 and N25,000 for home services.”
The owner of Rocket Hotel, Love Samuel, who was also paraded, said she was unaware of the illicit act perpetrated in her premises, adding that she let out the structure on rent to the two sponsors.
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